Seaside Jewish Community Religious School
SHALOM! My name is Allison Colker and I will be Seaside Jewish Community Religious School’s Education Director. I originate from Baltimore and am also affiliated with a congregation in Owings Mills, Maryland. I began my Jewish studies at the JCC pre-school and Solomon Schechter Day School. During college, I took Jewish Education courses at the Baltimore Hebrew University. I have teaching experience in both the Religious School setting and the nursery school setting. I enjoyed teaching fourth grade Judaic Studies and Hebrew at a synagogue in Reisterstown, Maryland. I then had the pleasure of teaching fifth grade Jewish Studies and Hebrew, sixth grade Hebrew, and eighth/ninth/tenth grade Haskalah electives at a synagogue in Falls Church, Virginia. I then enjoyed teaching fifth grade Religious School and Hebrew School, sixth grade Hebrew School, and seventh grade Hebrew School at a synagogue in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am both ready and excited to direct Seaside Jewish Community Religious School this year.
Alyssa Simon & Narda Namrow
Jason Bradley & Ryan Colker
My name is Jeffrey Hawtof and I will be your child’s Religious School teacher. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and was afliated with Temple Beth El where I completed my confirmation studies. I have been a full time physician here in Sussex County for over 13 years now. I was on the Board of Directors of Seaside and I am a past president of the congregation. The Religious school saw its first days while I was president. I started teaching music at our religious school when it opened and over the past 2 years I co-taught the Dalet class. Our curriculum for this year includes various components. In religious school, we will have three main content areas: Jewish History, World Religions, and Jewish Heroes and Values. Through these concentrations, I hope to instill in your child a sense of Jewish identity and “connectedness.” My Hebrew class will reinforce some important prayers from Shabbat services as well as Parashat from Genesis. I am looking forward to teaching your child this year.
Allison Colker, Joel Simon, Myer Persow